In a surprise move, the British Olympic Association has dropped the ‘Great’ due to the impending departure of Scotland from the Union next year. Sebastian Coe, chairman of the BOA said “Well without Scotland we can hardly maintain the pretence that we are still a great country so we felt it only right to carry out the rebranding now. Scotland provided Team GB with many medals during the 2012 Olympics but next time we are on our own”.
Lord Coe denied that he had insider knowledge of the referendum, or that this may have been prompted by the recent comments of a Russian diplomat who described the UK “as a small island nobody listens to”. Instead he claimed it was the inevitable result of the team losing such charismatic and likeable sportsmen as Andy Murray. He went on to say that any Scots wanting to change nationalities would find a welcome home in Finland.
Looking forwards, Lord Coe hoped that the new Team B would continue to punch above it’s weight, but did admit to some worry - “God knows what we will do if Yorkshire goes independent as well”.